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The Beasts of Exmoor

Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Trudi » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:29 am

I understand now why so many Iberian horses are just trained 'within' the tension, it takes so long to instil the sense of calm that they tend to use the tension to train tricky stuff as an outlet for their energy.

Now I know horses 'like' to live outdoors, I know they don't 'like' the prison of a stable BUT yesterday I brought my two in for the longest stay in a while (about an hour while I poo picked) and when I returned Moo was snoring, laid out flat with his head wedged in a bank of straw :love: he refused to wake up, aside from opening an eye to check I had no food :lol: Think he is looking forward to the return of winter and the chance of a comfy kip and a few home comforts!
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Tess and Organza » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:28 am

haha, typical male I am NOT awake yet :lol: :love:
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby JennieF » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:36 am

Trudi wrote:Now I know horses 'like' to live outdoors, I know they don't 'like' the prison of a stable BUT yesterday I brought my two in for the longest stay in a while (about an hour while I poo picked) and when I returned Moo was snoring, laid out flat with his head wedged in a bank of straw :love: he refused to wake up, aside from opening an eye to check I had no food :lol: Think he is looking forward to the return of winter and the chance of a comfy kip and a few home comforts!


:lol: :lol: I think we spend far too much time thinking we know what our horses 'like', 'need' or 'want' :random: :random: I guess the ideal would be for them to have the choice .... I am hoping that my new set-up will be 'free-range' so that they can choose - it will be interesting to see the choices they make ...
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Tess and Organza » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:59 am

mine have got a massive shelter, i wonder if i should put straw in it this winter?
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Chevalblanc » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:12 am

:lol: Trudi

We're coming to Exmoor on holiday at half term, can we come and visit the Beasts?
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Trudi » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:37 am

Been very remiss about updating but have started a video diary so will try to remember to share them here.



https://youtu.be/8Nyx6QcWQUs
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby spottygiraffe » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:56 am

I've been trying to watch this on FB and it is loading really slowly :banghead: I've only seen the first 50 seconds and I want to get to the cater trannies! Will try again later....

Chaps is so white!
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Chevalblanc » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:45 pm

:thumbup: He's looking lovely and calm there......
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby littlewhitehorse » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:26 pm

I love the way he "found" that last halt :thumbup:

Well done for putting a video together, and for the nice work :-D

Interesting as ever to see that so often we are doing the same things, in this case what I'd call neck-strap riding, but our preparation and approach is different! If I ever get round to writing up my blog notes...

And of course, your work is rather neater than my and Fina's efforts :lol:
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Trudi » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:57 pm

Oops been a while :oops:

Thought I'd better not take up Helen's post with my archery plans :eek:

So Helen has recommended a cheap bow, farm are happy for me to shoot in the school and today we started some desensitisation with a long whip and began practising our hands free canter :rofl: :rofl: nothing like dreaming big.

I think the boys will be OK with it given enough time but will I be able to shoot from a horse? I have shot a couple of times from the ground previously and I wouldn't say I was a natural :hmmm:

It will be slow progress I'll keep you posted.
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